Code of Conduct
Unified Beerworks believes in everyone’s right to work, relax and enjoy craft beer in a safe, welcoming environment. Our hope is that by bringing attention to the topics of harassment and discrimination, and keeping them front and center, we will help make this special world of craft beer a little more beautiful and inviting.
Unified Beerworks believes in respecting each individual, be it employees, vendors, or customers, no matter what their orientation, race, or religion may be. The brewing industry has had a bright light shed upon it, and we feel it is important to share our view, in hopes of having a positive impact for others in this industry.
Additionally, we feel it is important to share the definitions of these acts, to open up the conversation and enlighten others about how harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation can make others feel.
Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
Harassment is the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to force someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect a bill, or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone fearful or anxious.
Retaliation is when an individual takes negative action against another person who files a formal complaint about discrimination or harassment.
How Unified Beerworks handles Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
Unified Beerworks does not tolerate discrimination or harassment, sexual or otherwise, in the workplace, be it employees, vendors, or customers. Employees, vendors, or customers experiencing harassment of any kind are encouraged to report this behavior directly to Erika Anderson, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or may also use our anonymous reporting tool, WeVow, with this link: https://wevow.com/unified-beerworks.
Any reported incidents are immediately investigated by management, and if necessary, an independent party. During investigation, any effort to retaliate against someone who reports claims of harassment or discrimination, and/or is found guilty of the reported incident, will receive corrective action, and/or be subject to termination. Should a customer be found guilty of these actions, they will be banned from entering the Unified Beerworks taproom for life.
Retaliation, harassment, and discrimination are all illegal, and in violation of NYS and Federal law.